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Candida Royalle's Stud Hunters

Studio: Adam & Eve
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saratoga120's ratings for Candida Royalle's Stud Hunters:
Overall Rating 5 stars
Candida Royalle's Stud Hunters overall rating 5 stars
Female Looks Candida Royalle's Stud Hunters Female looks rating 4 stars
Male Looks Candida Royalle's Stud Hunters Male looks rating 4 stars
Sex Candida Royalle's Stud Hunters Sex rating 4 stars
 
Plot/Acting Candida Royalle's Stud Hunters Plot/Acting rating 4.5 stars
Extras Candida Royalle's Stud Hunters DVD Extras rating 5 stars
Audio/Video Quality Candida Royalle's Stud Hunters A/V Quality rating 5 stars
Worth$45.00
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Reviewed by saratoga120  on  8/22/2005
First a footnote to the ratings above. For "extras" rating, I actually thought that this was a reference to the "extras" in the cast, not the bonus scenes contained in the CD. This mistake should prove as good a foreword as any to introduce this remarkable, unique film:

Might I suggest a change of pace for a future viewing?

Candida Royalle, a very sexy lady who was an early porn performer, for the past 20 years has set her considerable talents to making realistically erotic pictures. I had never seen one until tonight when I watched her most recent, "Studhunters."

Starring Ava Vincent, Alexandra Silk and Tara Indiana, this is one of the most intelligently crafted porn films I've ever seen. It's funny, perceptive, well-acted and quite hot. The three stars are given great latitude to act and they've got a script that inspires them to do so with great professionalism and humor, the latter quality being greatly appreciated as it's refreshing to get an insight into other talents that some of our modern superstars possess, but never really get to showcase.

Set up around the auditioning process for male "studs", the movie is very well paced and will keep your fingers far from the FF button during the non-sex scenes, so charming is the writing and performing. Alexandra is a revelation as the casting director. She keeps things moving with a whole grabbag of reactions to the prospective studs as they stand in front of her and leading lady Ava, sometimes dropping trou to show off the goods, while other times simply discussing what they can bring to an erotic film.

Candida was very shrewd in casting a bunch of unknowns, who you get the feeling could well be off to auditions for Off-Broadway productions once they leave this set. The sex is on the romantic side -- as one might expect from a Femme production -- with one notable exception. Tara Indiana, a.k.a. Mistress Tara plays a snappy journalist sitting in on the audition who has a penchant for asking loaded, judgmental questions. It's clear she's a hyprocrite and likely very kinky in her private life and eventually she gets her comeuppance -- as does the guy she invites to fuck her in a storage closet during her cigarette break. She's nasty as hell, doling out clothespins to her studs nipples before inviting him to fuck her mouth and pussy. It's a scorching scene from a woman who's made several bondage videos, but has tallied very few hardcore performances in which she's the one taking a pounding.

The best reason to watch this movie, however, is the great care put into the writing and directing. For that we have Candida to thank. Her pictures are always a labor of love, and in this one she really let's her hair down. She still makes her points politcally, but does so in an atmosphere of highly charged sexuality. It seems to me couples seeing this film will be in a very good frame of mind to discuss her themes, as the women will feel empowered by her depiction of their points of view, and the men slayed by her knack of interjecting hot sex without losing sight of the picture's broader themes.

Trivia buffs will also thrill to a quick cut of the production assistant reading Voltaire's "Candide" during some down time.

So perhaps on the seventh day, after an origiastic week of taking in the incredible sexploits of Hillary Scott and Taryn Thomas and Leah Luv and Kami Andrews and Kelly Fuckn' Wells, viewing a picture like this might further endear you to the hidden -- but no less real -- talents of many of the people who dedicate themselves to the cause of erotica.

Sorry, but the first part of this review was a bit of a cheat. I started talking about the movie before I'd finished watching it. In so doing, I left out the hottest scene of all.

You guys remember Alexandra Silk? New York girl. Quite open to experimentation. Not uncommon to see her devouring multiple men. What I didn't realize when I wrote originally is that she has a sex scene in the movie too. For most of the picture she plays the casting director and in the outtakes even comments that this is the first film she's ever done where her clothes remain mostly on. Ah, but that word "mostly" turns out to be a glorious one indeed.

After auditioning a bevy of porno he-man wanna-bes, Alexandra takes a break and finds herself joined by not one, not two, not even three, but four of the budding mimbos. I can say with complete certainty that this might be the first gangbang ever filmed that will appeal equally to raincoaters and squeamish, demure ladies (especially those who have fancied such a scenario themselves).

Alexandra is flat out erotic here. There's no other word for it. Picture Barbara Stanwyck in her glory day entertaining four of her co-stars in a studio back room and you might get something similar. Alexandra is flirty, fetching and ultimately fuckable, to my great delight. Candida's camera work and editing perfectly capture this sexy lady's considerable talent for producing both teasing banter and swollen boners.

I'm not saying anyone's never going to look at porn the same way again. This is more of a curiosity. A look at what happens when thoughtful, horny people decide to make an X-rated film on their terms, rather than just giving the people what they want.

I know one thing. I want more of this.



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